These individuals and companies involved in the most significant news stories so far this year. Here's of list of the people and businesses who are making waves in the tech pool.
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If nothing else, Shantanu Narayen deserves credit for weathering months of abuse directed at his company by Apple's CEO. Having cozied up to Google, Narayen has secured a lifeline for Flash through Android. But it remains to be seen whether cross-platform development can survive in an era when the only defense against Google-driven commodity pricing is erecting barriers to competition.
Google in the Enterprise SurveyThere's no doubt Google has made headway into businesses: Just 28 percent discourage or ban use of its productivity products, and 69 percent cite Google Apps' good or excellent mobility. But progress could still stall: 59 percent of nonusers distrust the security of Google's cloud. Its data privacy is an open question, and 37 percent worry about integration.